Will Rogers State Historic Park

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This park spreads across farmland once claimed by Will Rogers (1875–1935), an Oklahoma-conceived cowhand turned comedian, public broadcast host, and celebrity (in the mid-1930s he was the most generously compensated entertainer in Hollywood). In the last part of the ’20s, he exchanged his Beverly Hills manor for a 31-room farmhouse and lived here until his sad 1935 demise in a plane accident.

Free guided visits permit you to snoop about the Western workmanship and Native American carpets and containers and wonder about the patio swing directly in the lounge.

The recreation center’s chaparral-shrouded slopes, where Rogers used to ride his ponies, are bound with trails and offer a simple departure from the LA commotion. The best ideal opportunity for a meander aimlessly is late in the day when the setting sun conveys brilliant perspectives on the mountains, city, and sea from Inspiration Point. They’re yours after a simple to-direct 1.5-mile journey. Trails proceed with the Backbone Trail into Topanga State Park.

A major polo fan, Will Rogers assembled his own field to fight such well-known amigos as Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper and Walt Disney. The Will Rogers Polo Club despite everything plays in the recreation center on what is the city’s just outstanding polo field.

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